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The Betsy Hotel’s 8th Annual Escribe Aquí/Write Here Festival Celebrating Latinx Poets and Musician

The 8th Annual Escribe Aquí/Write Here Festival At The Betsy Hotel Celebrates Artists Who Are At The Intersection Of Arts, Culture And Identity With 10 Residencies And 12 FREE Public Programs Curated By Poet, Caridad Moro-Gronlier. The festival runs the entire month of August 2022. The Betsy is consistently rated one of the top literary hotels in the world (CNN, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal) and is a recipient a 2018 Award from Americans for the Arts.

Join The Betsy Hotel for these Escribe Aquí/Write Here Festival

PUBLIC EVENTS – RSVP and receive link for LIVE STREAM

Meet & Share your work with poets, poetry reading by festival participants and live music both Zarzuela and 11 evenings of Latin Jazz

Francisco Aragón is the son of Nicaraguan immigrants. His books include, After Rubén (2005), Glow of Our Sweat (2010), and Puerta de Sol (2005). He’s also the editor of, The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (2007). A native of San Francisco, CA, he is on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, where he directs their literary initiative, Letras Latinas. He has read his work widely, including at universities, bookstores, art galleries, the Dodge Poetry Festival and the Split This Rock Poetry Festival. @fjaragon2011 (fjaragon1965@)

Caridad Moro-Gronlier is the author of Tortillera, winner of the TRP Southern Poetry Breakthrough Prize published by Texas Review Press (2021) and the chapbook Visionware published by Finishing Line Press (2009). She is a Contributing Editor for Grabbed: Poets and Writers Respond to Sexual Assault (Beacon Press, 2020) and Associate Editor for "SWWIM Every Day", an online daily poetry journal for women identified poets. Recent work can be found in The Best American Poetry Blog, Verse Daily, Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness (UF Press, 2021),and Limp Wrist Poetry Magazine. She resides in Miami, Florida with her family. @caridadmoro @caridadmoro1

Attend a pop-up Zarzuela performance, presented by Miami Beach Classical Music Festival – 9 pm on the Front Terrace

AUGUST 31, 2022, 7 pm at Barry University, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161

Live or by Zoom - Poetry Reading and Musical Performance @ The Institute for Immigration Studies (IIS)

Featuring The Betsy’s Escribe Aquí/Write Here Festival Writers- hosted by Caridad Moro-Gronlier, Curator Escribe Aqui 2022, and Dr. Giselle Elgarresta-Rios, IIS Founding Director, Barry University.

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Enjoy 11 nights of Latin Jazz in The Betsy Hotel Lobby with Virtuosic Jazz Pianists

Olegario Diaz– August 1, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 6 to 11 PM

Edgar Pantoja - August 7, 14, 21, 23, 28 from 6 to 11 PM

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August 31, 2022 From 7 To 8:30

Hear The Work Of 8 Latinx Poets With Improvisations By Pianist Edgar Pantoja.

Noted Poet Caridad Moro-Gronlier Is The Program Curator And Event Host.

The Event Will Be Held At Barry University, Presented In Partnership With The

Institute For Immigration Studies (Iis), Directed By Dr. Giselle Elgarresta Rios



ABOUT ESCRIBE AQUÍ / WRITE HERE is an initiative that honors artists working at the intersection of cultural experience and thought, created in 2015 at The Betsy by two Latinx writers: Cuban-American Young Adult writer Pablo Cartaya ( and Peruvian born novelist/editor Pedro Medina Leon (, Founder and Editor in Chief at Miami-based publisher, Suburbano Ediciones. The project received initial funding from The Knight Foundation and is sustained with support from The Betsy Community Fund at the Miami Foundation and the PG Family Foundation, under the direction of Dr. Deborah Plutzik Briggs, The Betsy Hotel’s Vice President for Arts and Community Engagement.

ABOUT THE BETSY HOTEL: The Betsy Hotel ( is a distinguished landmark hotel on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach and an award-winning gathering place for community building and the arts. Exquisitely designed with expansive inside and outside spaces, the Hotel’s robust expressions of culture includes rotating exhibitions in 9 public galleries, live jazz 9 times a week, an artist residency program that has hosted over 1000 visiting creatives, classical music pop-ups, and literary programs that include a large property library. Other creative elements include an orb-shaped sky bridge hailed as a groundbreaking piece of Miami Beach public art, a sculptural Poetry Rail honoring local wordsmiths from Langston Hughes to Muhammad Ali, - and pacesetting special projects such as TransArt (LGBTQIA), Jazz and ACappella Festivals, and literary programs like ESCRIBE AQUÍ/Write Here. The Betsy Hotel is family owned and operated by the Plutzik Goldwasser Family, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach - in the Art Deco District. @thebetsyhotel

Community Partners 2022: The Betsy Hotel, The Betsy Community Fund, PG Family Foundation, Suburbano Ediciones, BooksandBooks, Barry University Institute for Immigration Studies, Miami Beach Classical Music Festival, and Florida International University’s Inspicio Arts Magazine.


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